Our newest feature for Coast Insiders, The Art Bell Vault, offers an expanding curated collection with two vintage shows added to the mix each Wednesday. This week's offerings explore the world of medicine from two very unique perspectives, beginning with a fascinating episode from 2/14/2002 wherein Art spoke to Dr. Philip M. Tierno of the NYU Medical Center about bacteria and viruses as well as prions and their myriad effects on human beings. During his appearance, he also discussed germ warfare and bioweapons, specifically anthrax which had been at the center of a troubling series of terrorist attacks just a few months prior to the conversation.
Next, journey back to May 7th, 2001 for an episode in which Art was joined by Patch Adams, the actual physician who inspired the Robin Williams' film based on his work. He mused about how greed has played a particularly pernicious role in shaping the practice of medicine, issues with the 'managed care' system and forced psychiatry, and what led to him becoming a doctor. Adams also shared insights on the film which made him famous and how his opinion of the movie changed over time.
These vintage programs have commercials and breaks removed and are presented in multiple-platforms-- available on-demand for Mac, Windows, IOS, and Android. Many of them feature rare "5th" hours of content from back in the 90s when the show had a longer running time. We do include Art's beloved bumper music, which became such an indelible part of his program.
And for the true Art Bell fan, we offer different listening options to fine-tune your experience, such as guest only, and full show streams. Coast Insiders, we're very happy to bring this new offering to you at no additional charge to your subscription! We welcome your feedback.
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